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School Safety Law News

In a national study on safe schools, each state was ranked based on numerous factors. The states with the lowest percentage of injured and threatened students were Massachusetts, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma. The jurisdictions with the lowest incidence of bullied students were the District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Delaware.

  • In New York, officials in New York City report that campus arrests fell 8 percent in the last school year and summonses dropped by 11 percent. However, the number of weapons found at schools increased, from 1,073 in the 2015-16 school year to 1,429. One parent group claims city officials low-balled serious misconduct, missing nearly 10,000 more school incidents.

  • In New York, the Jamestown City Council approved the additional school resource officer to have a total of three. The school district will be providing the funding for all three school resource officers.

  • In Louisiana, teachers and administrators in Bastrop are asking whether the current policy strong enough for teachers to feel protected.

School Safety Law News – August 4, 2017​​

Bernard James

Professor of Constitutional and Education Law Pepperdine University School of Law



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